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Survey Results: COVID-19’s Impact on Certifying Organizations

Over the past year, COVID-19 has caused many groups to shift their thinking, adapt to changes and reevaluate their operations. The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) and SeaCrest Consulting recently conducted a survey to gather information on how certifying organizations in the United States responded to COVID-19 during 2020. Read on for key findings and results.

Resource Roundup: 11 Recommendations From Fellow I.C.E. Members

In the spirit of continuous learning, we asked the I.C.E. Publications and Editorial Committee to share some of their go-to resources for all things credentialing and professional development. From test development to leadership strategies and legal principles, take a look at their recommendations.

I.C.E. Launches Military and Veterans Credentialing Toolkit

In an effort to address the needs of the military community and the credentialing barriers they face, I.C.E. launched the Military and Veterans Credentialing Toolkit. Learn more about the toolkit, and how to help service members and veterans attain high-value civilian credentials.

Credentialing Management Systems: Key Considerations

Organizations may find that a credentialing management system (CMS) is the best option to manage information needs. As there is not a one-size-fits-all system, learn about three overarching themes that should be considered when planning for a new CMS.

Accessibility: Design Strategies for Certificate Programs and Certification Exams

While there is an increase in demand for accessible programs, there is little guidance for initial accessibility implementation. In this article, learn why it is important to implement accessibility in a learning context and gain general design strategy tips from the authors, followed by a case study.

Givin' the People What They Want: Public Exam Statistics Reporting for Your Stakeholders

While the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) requires organizations to report credentialing exam performance, there is little guidance on what should be published. In this 2020 I.C.E. Exchange presentation summary, learn how your group can improve its public exam reporting and proactively serve key stakeholder needs.

Back to Basics: I.C.E. Releases Updated Terminology Guide

With the help of the Terminology Task Force, I.C.E. recently released the I.C.E. Basic Guide to Credentialing Terminology (2nd edition) with new and updated terms and definitions for the credentialing community. We spoke with Mike Clark, chair of the task force, to learn more about the new edition and the driving force behind it.

A Look at Certification for Retirees

After retirement, an individual may still want to be active in their field or find that they need to return to the workforce. In these cases, some certifying bodies will offer a retirement status. Learn more about the development of retiree certifications and the value they bring to an organization with members transitioning into the post-career stage of their lives.

Implications for Remote Work for Certification Organizations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups have shifted to work-from-home arrangements for the foreseeable future. For certification organizations, however, remote work can pose credentialing specific challenges, in addition to legal and practical issues.

Lessons Learned From Virtual Test Development Meetings

Due to the pandemic, many organizations and groups have had to shift their test development meetings from being in person to virtual. Hear what exam development hosts, facilitators/psychometricians and subject matter experts (SMEs) have to say about switching to a virtual format and the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.


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